A Tribute to Fela Live: Fela Kuti’s Birthday

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Fela Kuti's birthday lands on 15th October - join us for a night of fervent afrobeat celebration as we hail the Black President, his life and his music in the company of his former bandmate Bukky Leo and his band Black Egypt.

A pioneer of afrobeat - a genre of which he was at the forefront - it is very difficult to put into words the significance and stature of an individual like Fela Kuti, and his contribution to music, politics and culture across the twentieth century.

Fela gifted the world with songs such as 'Beasts of No Nation', 'Zombie' and 'Water Get No Enemy', and his fighting spirit lives on through his sons Femi and Seun, who continue to carry the torch of his beloved afrobeat with Fela's band Egypt 80.

After the sell out success of his last birthday show, we have brought Fela's former bandmate Bukky Leo and his Black Egypt collective back to retell many of the Nigerian multi-instrumentalist’s stories, and in doing so honouring the life and legacy of an icon that has given us so much.

Bukky Leo and Black Egypt will be launching the album 'A Tribute to Fela Live at The Jazz Cafe Volume 2' on the night with records on sale and merch.

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